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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE

Room C445, State Capitol

                
January 24, 2012


Members Present:    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
    Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, Vice Chair
    Rep. Joel Briscoe
    Rep. Mel Brown        
    Rep. Brad Galvez
    Rep. Neal Hendrickson
    Rep. John Mathis
    Rep. Mike Noel     Rep. Doug Sagers
    Rep. Christine Watkins
    Rep. Ryan Wilcox

Members Excused:    Rep. Patrick Painter     Rep. Brad Dee
    
Members Absent:    Rep. Jack Draxler

Staff Present:    Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
            Ms. An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
    
Note:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes

Chair Barrus called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m.

H.B. 60    Proceeds from Federal Grants for Miners' Hospital (Rep. C. Watkins)

Rep. Watkins introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Ms. Paula Plant, Utah Office of Education

MOTION:    Rep. Hendrickson moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Wilcox and Rep. Noel absent for the vote.

Chair Barrus relinquished the chair to Vice Chair Sandstrom.





H.B. 208    Limits on Landowner Liability for Public Recreation (Rep. R. Barrus)

Rep. Barrus introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Steve Durtschi , Utah Back Country Pilots

MOTION:    Rep. Briscoe moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Barrus resumed the chair.

H.B. 269    Utah National Guard - Officer Appointment Amendments (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. V. Peterson introduced the bill to the committee.

Spoke for the bill:    General Brian Tarbet, Utah National Guard

MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Briscoe absent.

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

Chair Barrus adjourned the meeting at 4:43 p.m.






    
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    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair